The “My Story Matters” Collection

For Day 1 of the 2020 NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign, The Red & Black partnered with four Northeastern student-athletes to help tell the stories of their identities, perspectives, and experiences. Each story is a deeply personal account written by the athlete themselves. The four pieces of the “My Story Matters” collection are…

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No Better Place to Start

After a record-shattering four-year career as the face of the Northeastern women’s soccer program, Paige Burnett decided to follow in the footsteps of one of her mentors, current women’s soccer head coach Ashley Phillips, and take her talents to the world of professional soccer. Upon her graduation…

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No Pressure

Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another in our lives. Many people panic and do things they’ll regret, but a select few are able to keep calm and move forward with aplomb. Pressure affects each person differently. We’ve all encountered it at some point or another…

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Three Seconds After: Goal Scoring Celebrations

by Madison Neuner In overtime at the 2019 Beanpot semifinal against Boston University, freshman forward Tyler Madden received the puck on a breakaway and made scoring look easy as he masterfully sent it to the back of the net. But he wasn’t done yet. Madden proceeded to slide on his back and make…

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Out of the Darkness

by Noah Abrams My family members filed into the house, one after another, greeting each other with hugs and smiles. The house was loud, filled with laughter and conversation between cousins catching up, grandparents checking in and siblings making fun of each other. My family gathered around the…

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Todo Sacrificio Tiene Su Recompensa

By Gerardo Milano Making a life change is difficult, sometimes scary, especially when you’re saying goodbye to your family and friends. Hard to believe, but that is the cost of pursuing your dreams — dreams that push you outside of your comfort zone and demand…

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Year on the Sidelines

By Becca Gaddy When Katie Rolfe tore her ACL and meniscus this past summer, there was only one clear option for her to choose from. With a six to nine month recovery, she knew she would have to redshirt her sophomore volleyball season. Amidst the excitement of signing to play a sport at the collegiate…

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Back to Class

In most athletic programs at most universities, athletes graduate and finish their playing career simultaneously. However, due to the popularity of five year programs at Northeastern, several athletes experience their fifth year of college away from the sport they love, despite the fact that they are still full-time students. The Red & Black sat down…

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Between the Posts

By Jacob Horowitz One finishes the year reflecting on her time at Northeastern and looking ahead to the next chapter.  The other only just began his Husky stint and hopes to continue to outperform expectations. Nathalie Nidetch and Noah Abrams, this year’s women’s and men’s starting goalies, respectively, are both coming off a strong year…

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One Team, Many Languages

When Gerardo Milano arrived in Boston to begin his college career at Northeastern, he didn’t know a word of English. Inspired by his older brother, Riccardo, who was playing soccer for Division I St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, Milano made the move to Boston from his native Caracas, Venezuela. He enrolled in a…

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Howlin’ Huskies in the Mountains

What do you do if you are missing a little bit? How do you get over the hump? Athletes all over the world look for that thin competitive edge; I’d be lying if I said we didn’t do the same. That explains why we were in North Conway, New Hampshire with a former U.S. Army Ranger doing burpees in the middle of a frozen lake.

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